[Best Pick] The Farewell: For Your Own Good

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Today we would like to look through a stunning film from Lulu WangThe Farewell.



The Farewell is a 2019 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Lulu Wang. The film is based in part on director Wang’s life experiences, which she first publicly discussed as part of her radio story What You Don’t Know. The film was screened in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was theatrically released in the United States on July 12, 2019, by A24. It received acclaim from critics, with particular praise for Wang’s screenplay and direction and the performances of Awkwafina. At the 77th Golden Globe Awards, the film was nominated for two awards including Best Foreign Language Film, with Awkwafina winning for Best Actress – Musical or Comedy.



The Farewell starts with a long-distance phone conversation that spans half the globe. Billi (Awkwafina) walks in the bustling streets of Manhattan chatting with her Nai Nai (Shuzhen Zhou), who waits at the doctor’s office for an examination report. She is accompanied by her sister Little Nai Nai (Lu Hong) who gets the news of the diagnosis first. After receiving the diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer with only three months left. Little Nai Nai decides to inform everyone the grim news except Nai Nai, and soon an impromptu wedding has been orchestrated between Billi’s cousin Hao Hao (Han Chen) and his Japanese girlfriend Aiko (Aoi Mizuhara) as an excuse to gather the entire family back to Changchun.

The central conflict of the movie is Billi, the heroine. Her trip back to Changchun has stressed two distinct emotional clues. One is her deep love for her grandmother and her overwhelming frustration at not being able to say goodbye. Another one is her difficulties to balance her identity between the two nations that should be like home. 


Quotes in the film:

  • “You guys moved West long ago. You think one’s life belongs to oneself, but that’s the difference between the East and the West. In the East, a person’s life is a part of a whole…family, society.”

  • “Life is not just about what you do, it’s more about how you do it.”
  • “I don’t like to put all my emotion on display, like I’m in a zoo.”

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